Karen K - Ohio
- Strasburg, OH, USA
- member since August 5, 2008
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I owe the recommendation to a friend of mine - not the kind of book that I would generally pick up on my own, but I am immensely glad that I did.
And I guess this is a quid pro quo - I hadn't even noticed or realized there was more to the series beyond Wool. And there's a third set, too. Guess I've got some more reading to do...yay :)
I assume your library doesn't have the omnibus edition for Shift (which at least appears to exist somewhere: http://www.shelfari.com/books/32980274/Shift---Omnibus-Edition-(Volume-2)), then? If not...I'm enough of a fan of Howey's writing after Wool that I'd probably say it's worth it to own. :)
Hi Karen, I am not usually a great fan of sci fi to be honest but I couldn't put this down! I too am planning on reading the others! Do you have any other recommendations as I am going on holiday in a few weeks and like to have a few books stored up to read. I am currently reading Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach, which is starting off very well - annoyingly my kindle battery ran out last night just as I was getting into it!
from across the pond in England.
I agree with you, Shelfari is a great site and very useful for learning what others read and what we might like to read too.
I see how much you enjoyed ‘Replay' by Ken Grimwood.
Having now read it myself, I agree with you that it's definitely a great book.
I’m searching for someone like you who appreciates the more original and interesting fiction that might be interested in trying out my novel trilogy "The DEAD LOOP". It is easy to read, emotive and a unique psychological thriller mystery about a man that dies every single day but has no idea why.
My first Shelfari reader wrote on Amazon US: ‘one of the most unique and original story plots that I have read in quite a long time... There is just something about the idea and the writing combined that from the very first few pages grabs you by the hand and tugs you along to see what comes next and fires your imagination to begin trying to figure out why it is happening.’
Part 1 is free on Kindle every 18 days or so, or $1.25 normally.
Or it’s free all the time if you have Kindle Prime!
If it intrigues you at all and want to check it out, I would very much appreciate any feedback.
I promise you that you won’t regret it!
Complete Trilogy edition (if you’re feeling bold!)
Interestingly, I just started listening the "Hiding Place," one I've been meaning to read for a long time. Thanks for the warning that the first half is painfully slow. Listening while I'm driving will actually work out perfectly. No effort required. If I were to read it, I'm sure I'd give up. And thanks to you, the book I'll listen to next will be "World War Z." I've been struggling to figure out which of my "to read" books lend themselves to audiobooks. This one sounds perfect. I'll just have to find another really light book to read alongside these two books. I'll be done with "Between the Lines" (which is ultra-light) soon!
Thank you for confirming my feelings about "Freedom." I failed to see why reviewers hailed this book. Perhaps I am tiring of cynicism, as I felt the tone of the book was rife with it. Not that I have become a Pollyanna, but I find myself steering away from cynical music and books. I like snarky authors such as David Rakoff, and David Sedaris.
Amazon readers gave it 3-1/2 stars. Not an astounding endorsement, but still, it was unique. The author, I'm sure, took tons of liberty when she expanded on the diary entries -- which were incredibly short, so you really have to look at it as mostly fiction, but none-the-less, it was interesting to catch of glimpse of life back then. (Though I must admit, the girl/woman in the story wouldn't be anyone I'd be interested in knowing. She was awfully egotistical.)
Unfortunately, I don't think they're humorous books. In fact, I think they're pretty heavy. There's a couple I'd like Jenna to give a shot: "An Abundance of Katherines" and "Paper Towns". His other ones actually look a little too "adult" that what I think is appropriate for youth fiction. Especially for Jenna.
Hey sis! Yes, Jenna read the Hunger Games for school. I seem to remember that at first she didn't like it because it was pretty dark, but it grew on her as she read further. But still, it was too dark for her to continue the series.
I see you're going to read Elephant Run. She loved that one. She says she loves books that expose her to other countries and ways of life. Isn't that so cool? That's such a great reason to read books!
We added a couple of new books by John Green who writes young adult fiction to her "to read" list. Some of his stuff I think is a bit too daring for younger teens, but the two on her shelf look promising. (She follows he and his brother's vlog on YouTube where they send videos back and forth to each other. They are quite hilarious at times ... and very insightful at others. Their channel is call the "vlogbrothers." Check them out. I think you'd like their stuff.)